CUPS - Your Local Coffee Fix
By Urban Cups Ltd.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Download now and start exploring your city’s coffee scene. CUPS is valid at hundreds of independent coffee shops across NYC, SF, Philly, the Twin Cities, Nashville, and other US cities.
What is CUPS?
CUPS is the key to finding and supporting your city’s coolest independent cafes. We offer a helpful map of the nearest locations, wherever you are, plus a payment platform that saves you 15% off the menu price. Use your phone to find your new favorite coffee shop, and leave your wallet at home when you pay for your drinks through the app.
Give it a try today! We are currently in hundreds of coffee shops in NYC, SF, Philadelphia, the Twin Cities and Nashville, among others, and are expanding very quickly. If we’re not in your city yet, stay tuned! We probably will be soon.
Our platform offers discounts of 15% on any size of any coffee drink (to stay or to go) at participating shops, including special milk, and you can buy food and tip your barista right in the app.
Share CUPS with a friend or loved one! Our in-app gifting option makes it super simple. Just provide us with some information and we’ll take care of it! Buy in-app or at: cupsapp.com/gift
Interested in purchasing CUPS as a perk for your employees or clients/customers? Just reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get your people nice and caffeinated.
Coffee shop owner? Let's talk! Message us from the app or email us at email@example.com.
More on CUPS
What's New in Version 5.6
Added the ability to see a shop’s Instagram feature inside the app.
Ruined my favorite app
This used to be my favorite app on my phone. I told everyone I knew about it and even got a coffee shop to join it after repeated requests.
I'll now be deleting it when my subscription runs out. The point of this app was to prepay for coffee, allowing me to save large sums of money in exchange for giving my business to CUPS shops.
Now all it does is offer a small discount if you buy individual cups through the app. Why even bother. What's the point of the app even existing anymore? Would you get venture funding for this idea? "We're going to make an app that gives people small percentages off at some places they shop." No. Change it back. Please.
Everything Used To Be Great
I loved this app when it had prepaid coffee plans. Since it switched to pay-per-use, the cost of coffee sometimes doubles, depending on where you go. There goes the app's value proposition. The plans were convenient and cheap, and I loved telling people about them. It was always a good talking point. But now, there's really no reason for me to use the app. Why would anyone use it now? In terms of cost, you might as well go to a large chain for a cheaper cup of coffee. In terms of convenience, the benefits are negligible. The app should go back to offering prepaid plans in tandem with pay-per-use users.
Must have app for coffee lover
If you're looking to find new coffee shops around NYC (that aren't Starbucks!) you have to download this app. I have found so many great coffee shops thanks to Cups, and the 15% discount doesn't hurt either :) Plus, I can pay via the app, which means you can also grab a coffee when you forget your wallet at home, or like I often do, on the way home after a run.